Fool Gets Its Xconomy On—Motley Fool to Carry Xconomy Stories

5/4/10Follow @bbuderi

I am extremely pleased to announce that Xconomy and The Motley Fool have reached an agreement that will put one Xconomy feature story a day on Fool.com, the flagship website of the Alexandria, VA-based organization. The first story, by our Seattle editor Greg Huang about how startups might learn from Clay Christensen’s “disruptive innovation” model by being less disruptive in their initial ambitions, ran yesterday.

“The Fool is no fool,” I said to myself for the obligatory mutual congratulations section of this announcement. But seriously, we’re really pleased to join in this partnership, which we think represents a new source of great content for the Fool and a fantastic way to build Xconomy’s brand and reach through a premium business news organization with some 4.5 million monthly unique visitors.

“We are always overjoyed to welcome new Fools from outside of our HQ,” contributed Jeremy Phillips, VP of Fool.com. “Xconomy’s in-depth coverage of the exponential economy will be a strong asset to our members.”

It’s especially gratifying to reach a deal with a national publication like The Motley Fool—because it is a testament to the hard work everyone here has done the past nearly three years to build Xconomy’s reputation from scratch. What’s more, it’s the second major syndication deal we’ve done this year. In February, the Boston Globe started carrying Xconomy content on its website and in a special life sciences roundup section each Monday in the print edition of the newspaper. In addition to the Fool and the Globe, Xconomy now has syndication agreements with the Seattle PI, the Seattle Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and its website, SignOn San Diego, and the San Diego News Network. Xconomy itself has operations in Boston, Seattle, San Diego, and, since mid-April, Detroit.

Congratulations, everyone—and thanks Fool!

Bob is Xconomy's founder and editor in chief. You can e-mail him at bbuderi@xconomy.com, call him at 617.500.5926. Follow @bbuderi

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